Wider cloud adoption raises IT challenges for Singapore firms

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — Companies in Singapore expect to use an average of four to five cloud service providers by 2018, up from around three currently, which will escalate the challenges of cloud management, according to Rackspace. A new research from IDG Connect, based on a survey of 250 IT professionals from Hong Kong, Singapore and India, found that businesses in Singapore are enthusiastic about multiple cloud platforms.

http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/wider-cloud-adoption-raises-it-challenges-singapore-firms-238219583

MoneySwap taps Rackspace’s managed cloud service to power expansion

Hong KongMoneySwap, a pioneering fintech company that enables cross-border payments with China UnionPay, has chosen Rackspace Managed Cloud to power its expansion and help improve its response time to China’s 800 million UnionPay customers. MoneySwap, which is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in the Philippines and the UK, is expanding fast and needed a cloud hosting partner with a results-driven, can-do approach.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/moneyswap-taps-rackspaces-managed-cloud-service-power-expansion.1450749757

Rackspace Debuts Containers as a Service on OpenStack

JapaneWeek — TOKYO—Docker containers and the OpenStack cloud are getting a little closer today, thanks to the new Carina Containers as a Service announced by Rackspace. Rackspace announced the new Carina service at the OpenStack Summit here, detailing how the service can rapidly enable users to build and deploy Docker containers in the cloud.In a video interview with eWEEK, Adrian Otto, distinguished engineer at Rackspace, and Scott Crenshaw, senior vice president, strategy and product, at Rackspace, detail what Containers as a Service is all about and how it works.

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/rackspace-debuts-containers-as-a-service-on-openstack.html

Do Rackspace And Amazon Have China Futures With Aliyun’s Overseas Growth?

ChinaChina Tech News — In March 2015, Aliyun launched its first data center in Silicon Valley as it was starting to provide cloud services to users in North America and the world. Foreign rivals like Rackspace and Amazon have had difficulties entering the China market, partly because of China’s obtuse ISP legal framework and partly because those foreign companies have limited support and brand awareness within China.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/10/15/22179-do-rackspace-and-amazon-have-china-futures-with-aliyuns-overseas-growth

‘Why spend US$15K to test when you can do it for US$5′ – Rackspace

Cloud computing can be called a boon for young startups. But it is essential to understand what a cloud can do for them, how to make the most effective use of it, and which model is best suited for their needs. Alan Perkins, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace Asia Pacific, decodes cloud for entrepreneurs. Here he talks about how cloud can help startups, the hybrid model, adoption in e-commerce, trends in the space, and the imperative challenge of security. Excerpts from the interview:

http://e27.co/spend-us15k-test-can-us5-20140703/

6 Key considerations for planning your move to the cloud

The cloud technology industry in India is experiencing a significant growth period. A Gartner report suggests that around USD 3.9 billion will be spent on cloud services in India from 2013 through 2017, of which USD 1.7 billion will be spent on SaaS. While SaaS dominates as the largest cloud growth segment, the concurrent high growth rates of supporting IaaS and PaaS technology layers make them important markets to watch. Companies, big and small, understand the importance of adopting cloud technology, but quite often are not armed with the requisite knowledge to make informed decisions.

http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296836/key-considerations-planning-cloud

Rackspace launches cloud revamp in Australia

US hybrid cloud provider, Rackspace, has announced it will launch its revamped public cloud service in Australia later this month, with its updated Australian servers set to offer local customers a ‘cloud-bursting’ service, according to the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) for Asia, Alan Perkins. Perkins, who spoke at the CeBIT business technology conference in Sydney this week, said that the new service and local infrastructure would enable Australian customers to change the way they use their cloud services.

http://www.zdnet.com/rackspace-launches-cloud-revamp-in-australia-7000029162/

Demystifying Cloud Computing – Rackspace

April 7 (Bloomberg) –- Rackspace Managing Director, Asia Pacific Ajit Melarkode and Accenture Managing Director and Technology Strategy Lead, APAC Jouni Hakanen discuss cloud computing, what its used for and why its so important to businesses with Mia Saini on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/demystifying-cloud-computing-kz8LJYMjQd6EwMc~0_asLg.html